Meryl Streep comes to County Hotel

Amy Adams as "Julie Powell" in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia.
Amy Adams as "Julie Powell" in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia.
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BORDER foodies are in for a treat next month when the County Hotel, in co-operation with Selkirk Film Club, will be serving up an evening of delicious entertainment.

On May 4 the film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep, will be screened at the Selkirk hotel, and to coincide with this, the County is planning a pre-movie two-course dinner, taken from the recipes in Julia Child’s cook book.

The film is based on Julie Powell’s autobiographical book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, and stars Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year.

The film segways between the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career, with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell as she endeavours to recreate all the recipes in the book of French cuisine.

Movie-goers can enjoy the two-course dinner in the hotel’s restaurant before heading upstairs to enjoy the film – all for just £20.

Meals can be be booked, starting at 6pm. The film begins at 8pm. For those just wishing to see the movie only, tickets are £5.

The Southern Reporter has teamed up with the County to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a meal for two plus two tickets to the movie.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer the following question:

Who plays the part of Julia Child in the movie?

Send your answers, together with your name, address (including your postcode) and daytime telephone numbers, on a postcard to Julie & Julia Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4DA, or by email to, no later than 10am on Friday, April 27.

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